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An old friend helps redirect 'Pigs Friend

Justin Friend came into the 2013 season seemingly just needing a little more time to conquer the AAA level before he would be able to move on to a spot in the Phillies bullpen. When the season opened though, Friend showed no signs of even being ready for AAA.

Coming into this season, there were a lot of eyes on the 26-year old right-hander. In 2012, Friend had opened those eyes when he posted a 0.23 ERA in 38 relief appearances at Reading. His arrival at Triple-A wasn't as brilliant (4.40 ERA), but he still showed signs of having the tools that he would need to succeed at that level. When the 2013 season opened, Friend didn't look like anything like... Recommended Stories

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